Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14
Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Belmont and Damen, Roscoe Village
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Address: 2000 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Presenting Sponsor: Sam Adams

D.S. Tequila, Byron’s Win Top 2018 Burger Fest Awards

Congratulations go out to D.S. Tequila ( and Byron’s Hot Dogs ( for making the best burgers at this year’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

D.S. Tequila was the People’s Choice winner in text voting. And Byron’s won the 2018 Critics’ Choice Award voted on by local celebs.

Runner up for People’s Choice was Kuma’s Corner (
Runner up for  Critics’ Choice was Lakeview’s Select Cut Steakhouse (

Fire up the grills! At least a dozen Chicago eateries will be partners in the tastiest Patty Party around when Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 13th mouth-watering year this July. Trust us when we say  that they go to extraordinary lengths to impress burger aficionados.

And when you add in two stages of rockin’ music, arts & crafts and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, sizzling hot is the only way to describe this wildly popular Windy City food and music street happening.

In addition, over the weekend visitors even have the opportunity to vote for Chicago’s Best Burger!

A $10 suggested fest donation benefits the invaluable programs and services of the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.

Get Social!

Main Stage Entertainment

12:00pm - School of Rock
1:30pm - Little Birds
2:00pm - Drum Circle (great for families!)
4:30pm - The Remedy
5:45pm - The Handcuffs
7:15pm - Weathers
8:45pm - Magic Giant
12:00pm - Animal Farm
1:45pm - Bad Bad Meow
2:00pm - Drum Circle (great for families!)
3:30pm - The Empty Pockets
6:00pm - Michael McDermott
8:15pm - JC Brooks

Damen Stage Entertainment

12:00pm - The Flat Cats
2:00pm - Covergirls
4:00pm - One of These Nights
6:00pm - Boy Band Review
8:00pm - 16 Candles
12:00pm - Rosie & the Rivets
2:00pm - Catfight
4:00pm - North 41
5:30pm - Hello Weekend
7:45pm - Rod Tuffcurls

2019 Participating Burger Vendors

Billy Goat Tavern
Legendary is an understatement for this burger emporium that was "born" in Chicago in 1934 by Greek immigrant William "Billy Goat" Sianis. From "Saturday Night Live" to movies to the Chicago Cubs' now thankfully removed curse, Billy Goat has been an iconic fixture in American pop culture. In 2018 they make their third appearance at Burger Fest. And, of course, so will offerings beyond their legendary "Cheezborger!"

NEW! bopNgrill
Unique might be an understatement in characterizing this new Burger Fest vendor that specializes in Korean dishes. With city locations on Belmont in Lakeview and near Loyola University, beyond rice plate faves their exotic patty offerings include the kimchi burger, a classic burger (with fried eggs), the "Duxelle" burger with mushrooms, and their yummy namesake "bNG" burger with a fried egg, smoked bacon and jalapenos.

NEW! Broken Barrel 
Located on Southport near Wrightwood, Broken Barrel Bar is dedicated to good food, great cocktails and a place for neighborhood fun with its sprawling chef-driven menu that includes several burger and sandwich offerings. Be it weekend brunch and lunch or its daily dinners, this family-friendly and inviting west Lincoln Park eatery and bar does it all.

Butcher & the Burger
A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its eighth year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their offerings.  From breakfast sandwiches to pork, salmon and bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed patty emporium.

Byron's Hot Dogs
Don't be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron's (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers  to veggie, turkey and steak patties.

D.S. Tequila Company      
This Tex-Mex party spot on North Halsted touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their prime beef (and veggie) patties feature spicy and exotic ingredients well beyond traditional burger (and side) fare.

Fatso's Last Stand
Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso's started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It's a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) "Fatso Burger".

Reggies Chicago
This South Loop entertainment emporium, a popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: from food and  cocktails to music and concerts. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.

Select Cut Steakhouse 
Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved  reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.

Tandoor Char House   
Expect something exceptional with this Burger Fest vendor that's back for its second year. Located on Halsted near Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, brothers Fahim and Faraz Sarharia take great pride in the food of their parents who hail from India and Pakistan. As for their unique burgers, visitors will delight in a seasoned taste sensation like no other!

NEW! Timothy O'Tooles
Impressive is the only way to describe the food and beers at this friendly pub which has four Chicago area locations including downtown on Fairbanks Court, just east of Michigan Avenue. From wraps and tacos to burgers, appetizers, salads and sandwiches, this new Burger Fest vendor has it all including their tasty Speakeasy, Chicago Fire and Who's Your Daddy burgers.

VPT Grill
Back for its fourth year at Burger Fest, this gourmet burger emporium on North Western Avenue has quite the following. They have a whopping 20-plus truly exotic  burgers on the menu. Massive patties and great toppings are what customers are treated to with VPT's lineup that includes their Santa Fe, Pepito, Backyard BBQ, Gouda, Capone, Pizza and Black Hawk burgers. VPT has also earned both  media and customer buzz for its offering of deep fried burgers.

About the Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit for more information.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor Opportunities

We are now accepting vendor applications for Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:

ROSCOE VILLAGE Member Applicants (ONLY)

Please note: the applications below may only be accessed using a password provided by the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce Please send an email to to request a password. Once your membership has been verified, you will be able to proceed.

If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.